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Elephant calf, separated from herd, shifted to Mas

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

TAMULPUR, June 13: A wild elephant calf, rescued from Guwabari village in grijuli under Tamulpur Subdivision along Indo-Bhutam border on Monday morning, was shifted to the Mas tiol Park.

A team of veteririans, led by Assistant Forest Veteriry officer V.I. Gigimon, transferred the calf to the kraal and administered medicines.

“The calf was rescued by police with the help of local people at Guwabari, after it was abandoned by its herd last night,” a forest official said.

The calf was taken to Kumarikata Forest Range office when locals informed the police and forest officials about the elephant calf after they spotted him this morning.  

Later, the calf was shifted to the Mas tiol Park, forest official said.

Elephants are extremely sensitive to infection, the official said, adding that calves that had been suckled by their mothers for at least three months had a survival chance of nearly 60 to 70 per cent, while those abandoned within a month of birth had a survival chance of around 10 per cent.